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Dress to Kill: Strickland Strikes Again in Luscious Homage to 70s Cinema

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman,” might be a fitting snide and snooty Coco Chanel quote used to gild In Fabric, the fourth cinematic splendor from British director Peter Strickland. Of course, we cannot help but remember the murderous dress at the heart of the film—but there’s nothing at all shabby in sight. Recalling a lost era of 1970s auteurs who conjured dread and horror through inspired visual aesthetic and moody, textured soundtracks (think Nicolas Roeg or Dario Argento), his latest offering follows a cursed scarlet dress sold via an enthralling and bizarre winter sales craze, warping the lives of its unlucky owners unfortunate enough to slip it on.…

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